REVIEW: EDIBLESKREAMIZM, MOTION, BRISTOL 15/11/2013
People who turned up to Motion on Friday hoping to hear some dubstep would have been, for the most part, disappointed. This is the first time I have seen Skream since his move to house and techno, and although I’ve heard various recent recorded sets of his, I was still unsure what it would be like to see the guy who gave us the 140 anthem ‘Filth’ or even ‘Midnight Request Line’ drop some boogie disco and house.
This double warehouse show was easily going to sell out due to having such a decent selection of acts in every room. Aside from Skream and Bristolian house legend Eats Everything hosting the ‘Edible’ second warehouse, there were sets by Justin Martin, Jackmaster, Oneman, Waifs & Strays, Lukas and the Apex Collective. Justin Martin really packed out the second warehouse for his set, and not one person was half hearted about it at all. His sound has plenty of melody yet still undeniably danceable and it clearly worked. Justin killed it.
Eats Everything also played a massive set. His fun approach to this particular music scene always goes down a treat live, and you could clearly see he was properly enjoying himself. It was good to see that everyone watching was in a similar mentality. At not one point during his set did it get boring. I left the main room at the end of the night and managed to catch a bit of Waifs and Strays set playing proper nothing but proper decent house.
It wasn’t so much of a shock to the system as I thought it would be seeing Skream play some decent house and disco, there wasn’t anything different about his performance, just the music, and it really started kicking off. Skream’s set was mostly techno heavy until it got to the early hours where Eats Everything joined him for the last hour of the night, when all the boogie disco tracks were dropped. Not only was this night a massive success, It really proved that Skream’s change in musical direction, was a decent progression, and proved his versatility. EdibleSkreamizm. Skream vs. Eats Everything, An excellent collaboration for a big night.
Words: Jake Luxton
by 247 Magazine